1. Figure out what you want

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To get what you want most in life, you need to first settle on exactly what that is. Make a list of things you want. Decide which goals take priority and work toward the lesser goals only after the really important ones are well provided for.

Once you have your list together, rank it in order of importance.

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First published August 5, 2015: 1:17 PM ET

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